05-26-18 – Blog Queen - Sarah Raplee

Monday, October 5, 2015

Magically FREE!

Magic is how my character Isabella Mumphrey can puzzle her way out of scrapes.

Here is Isabella's character bio:

28 years old has her doctorate in Anthropology in Indian Artifacts and Culture from the University of Arizona. Lectures at universities and authenticates articles found in digs in the Western Hemisphere. A child prodigy she has always been fascinated by the Native American people. Her great, great, great, great grandfather had a Hopi mother. She did her Anthropology thesis on the migration of Central, and South American Natives to North America.

A book worm young woman who goes braless because she has little to keep in bra cups, wears cotton tank tops and swirly, embroidered skirts, round glasses, long, straight, braided dark brown hair.  She watches Indiana Jones movies over and over and wishes she could be brave and tough like him. Her intelligence is a plus for remembering dates and artifacts from ancient countries. A female McGyver.  She picks up the native language from books but hasn't the knack for the dialogue.

She brings a vest with many pockets. Items in pockets are: dental floss, a small tooth brush, duct tape, paper clips, tissue, medicine- aspirin, anti-inflammatory, antihistamines,-  collapsible cup, water purifying tablets, nail clippers, Swiss army knife, bandages,  local medicinal plant book, journal, travel book, map. And a Survival Tin with these items: A small signal mirror, 2 x-acto blades, 3 yds of nylon string, 2 magnetized sewing needles, a Fresnel magnifier, safety pins, and 2 ft. of aluminum foil folded into a small square. Mini magnesium fire starter and tinder tabs. One inch candle, 2 quart-sized zip-lock bags, a glass vial of 20 water purification tablets, 50 ft. of braided fishing line on a sewing bobbin, plastic tube of hooks and swivels, 10 ft. of 24 gauge snare wire.

Secrets of a Christmas Box: An Isabella Mumphrey Adventure short story is now available for FREE.

This is a good way for you to sample this Action Adventure Series to see if you'd like to be part of Isabella's magic love story with Tino Constantine a DEA agent and her magic at getting out of tight places.

This short story introduces you to Dr. Isabella Mumphrey, a female MacGyver/Indiana Jones character. Anthropologist Isabella Mumphrey is excited about spending her first Christmas with her Venezuelan DEA agent boy friend. The two met in the Guatemala Jungle in Secrets of a Mayan Moon. They found their missions intersecting in Secrets of an Aztec Temple. This Christmas story takes place before Isabella meets with her aunt at the Hopi Reservation and becomes entangled in Hopi myths and human slavery in Secrets of a Hopi Blue Star.

Isabella’s plans of a wonderful Christmas are thwarted when her father hands her a World Intelligence Agency mission. He allows Tino to help her with the mission, so they can be together. As the days hasten to Christmas can she decipher the wooden cube she’s been handed or will her first Christmas with Tino be a bust?


Sarah Raplee said...

I love Isabella's vest-of-many-pockets! Nothing like being prepared! Great post!

Paty Jager said...

Thanks, Sarah!

Judith Ashley said...

Love the female-McGyver description. It fits Isabella to a "T". And I agree with Sarah, Isabella's vest-of-many-pockets gives her a treasure trove of possibilities.

Diana McCollum said...

Thanks for the free story! I love the Isabella books. She is truly a female McGyver.